Little Details: Subpixel vs Greyscale Antialiasing
Little Details: Subpixel vs Greyscale Antialiasing « Cantina. I remember vividly the first time I ran through The Browser Gauntlet after getting my first Mac. I was astounded by the difference in type rendering on my test Windows machine and wished everyone was able to see better rendered type. Browsers have progressed even further and […]
Posted: May 25, 2012
New CSS3 Properties to Handle Text and Word Wrapping
New CSS3 Properties to Handle Text and Word Wrapping | Impressive Webs. Type is an interesting segment of front end development. It’s always felt like an untamed beast, but that’s gotten better over the past couple of years with the adoption of @font-face and the number of foundries now offering Web fonts. While that handles […]
Posted: January 30, 2012
Cross-browser kerning-pairs & ligatures
Cross-browser kerning-pairs & ligatures. This is honestly a thing of beauty. Supported currently by Safari, WebKit Nightlies, Chrom, and even Firefox by default, text-rendering:optimizeLegibility automagically handles kerning pairs and ligatures. How sweet is that?!
Posted: June 29, 2010
Typekit and Google Announce Open Source Collaboration
Typekit and Google Announce Open Source Collaboration « The Typekit Blog. I think this is great. Typekit is really making an impact with the service provided, and Google hopping on board is a really great thing for the both of them… and all of us. We’re happy to announce that we’ve teamed up with Google […]
Posted: May 19, 2010
Will Page Zoom Prove Relative Units Less Useful?
With browser manufacturers beginning to default to page zoom, will relative units be phased out?
Posted: March 31, 2008
Typography in Headings: sIFR? Image Replacement?
While sIFR has garnered quite a bit of attention and support, I have yet to see it implemented all that often. Is CSS based image replacement preferred?
Posted: May 28, 2007
Thinking with Type Book Review
Effectively working with type is a craft in and of itself. Having the ability to use typography to solidify a design is something I hold in high regard as an admirable talent. There is a rich history behind the art of type and Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton goes to great lengths to describe much of that history.
Posted: April 16, 2007
Linux Font Equivalents to Popular Web Typefaces
Linux should not be ignored when thinking about typography on the Web. I’ve taken some time to compile a list of fonts that ship by default with Ubuntu with type that has come to be considered Web safe.
Posted: April 02, 2007